I believe one can feel improvement without antibiotics or even botanicals. The reason I believe this is that we all have bad bacteria's in our bodies no matter if they are lyme bacteria's or other types.. My view is if one's immune system is really strong and one is detoxing every single day, then one's body will keep those "bad" bacteria's at bay and even kill them without the help of anything.
It makes me wonder if society is so conditioned to believe that if one is ill, they must take antibiotics. I was brought up that way and as a young girl (I am 52 now), I was constantly given pencillin for swollen glands as I suffered from them constantly. Sure enough, by the time I was in my 20's, I became allergic to pencillin.
All I can say is follow your gut instincts and only your gut instincts. If you feel good and continue to feel good, enjoy it!